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Except for those years when the normal schedule was interrupted by the Civil and World Wars, the International Convention was held every year since 1853. The first convention was called in 1836.


The Convention is composed of one delegate elected from each undergraduate chapter and alumni organization, each delegate being entitled to one vote. Each August, the Convention is hosted by a chapter and presided over by an Honorary Chairman, both of which are chosen by the previous Convention.


The Convention hears annual reports from the Governors, approve the International's budget, decides constitutional questions and has appellate jurisdiction over the decisions of the Board of Governors and the Chapters.


Between the business and leadership training sessions, Conventions are characterized by considerable socializing. Brothers from all over the continent get acquainted, swap stories and songs, and raise a glass in the spirit of brotherhood. Whether as a voting delegate or an observer, all brothers are encouraged to attend a Convention at some time. 


Austin, TX (189th) 

August 5-8, 2021


At Home/Virtual (188th) 

August 6-8, 2020

St. Louis, MO (187th)

August 1-4, 2019

Denver, CO (186th)

August 9-12, 2018

Minneapolis, MN (185th)

August 10-13, 2017

Washington, DC (184th)

August 11-14, 2016

Hartford, CT (183rd) 

August 2015

Baltimore, MN (182nd) 

August 2014


Toronto, Ontario (181st)

August 2013

State College, PA (180th)

August 2012

Champaign, IL (179th)

August 2011

Oxford, OH (178th)

August 2010

Schnectady, NY (177th)

August 2009

Berkeley, CA (176th)

August 2008 

Clinton, NY (175th)

August 2-4, 2007


Boston, MA (174th)

August 11-13, 2006

Charlottesville, VA (173rd)

August 12-14, 2005

Orange, CA (172rd)

August 6-8, 2004

Minneapolis, MN (171st)

August 7-10, 2003

Madison, WI (170th)

August 15-18, 2002

Montreal, Quebec (169th)

August 16-18, 2001


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190th Convention - Philadelphia, PA
August 4-8, 2022


191st Convention - Tampa, FL
August 3-6, 2023